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“Stunning Eco Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe

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Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe
Ranked #47 of 181 Hotels in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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“Stunning Eco Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Great location of the hotel, quite and relaxing. Overlooking to the sea. Leafy and stunning views. Its a breath of fresh air. The accommodation was exactly what I was looking for. The staff were very attentive and polite, always upbeat, and made the stay absolutely outstanding. The restaurant served the best Traditional Jamaican breakfast I've ever tried. Wonderful stay in this hotel. Would truly stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank deborahchesler
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 4 February 2012
Thank you very much your comments gives us fresh air to continue working to be the best green hotel in Cancun. We are doing a grate effort to help Pachamama, and to prepare our staff to be a good example of the Mexican hospitality, we invite you to tray our messages, next time.
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Ing. Eduardo Rodriguez Hernandez
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

We only stayed one night on our way back from Cuba, but wished we could have stayed more. Bright and clean, with a little kitchenette. Not too sure how near the beach if you're in Cancun for the beach. But the price was right.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
Thank you very much! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed staying at El Rey del Caribe. Certainly, we hope next time you can stay longer. We are conveniently located at just a few minutes from the beach.

As you may already know we also offer transportation to / from the airport. Also, do not forget to enjoy our delicious breakfast at the Palapa Restaurant during your next visit.

Our hotel has bee thriving for so many years thanks to guests like yourself that kindly recommend us to others. Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you here again soon! - Gracias!

Eduardo Rodriguez
Manager
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Levis, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

First and last night of our trip in Yucatan on the road of Mayas, we found this hotel perfect for our party of three adults. The interior garden makes us feeling outside of the city. Swimming pool is small but clean with clear water. Room and bathroom spotlessly clean. Breakfast included is fine, with good coffee for Mexico standard. For both orange juice and coffee, you must pay extra.
We would consider going back in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Pierre D
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
Gracias ! - It is great to hear from you and to learn that you all enjoyed the hotel and the wonderful breakfast.

Thank you also for your great comments about the cleanliness of the rooms and beautiful pool.

Our included breakfast, is all prepared daily from scratch from the freshest ingredients in the region.

Come back soon and please recommend El Rey del Caribe !

Eduardo Rodriguez
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

Nice older colonial building on a courtyard with garden. Staff reluctantly helpful. The overworked waitress (New Year's day) did her best with limited resources (long wait for the breakfast, they had run out of half the menu items). The outdoor restaurant was charming enough that we didn't mind the long wait. The internet failed when we needed it most. The room decor uninspired. High marks for location because Cancun, a logical stop en route to the airport, is not a destiny on my agenda. This is a quieter area of downtown Cancun with no trace of overrated Cancun Hotel Zona glitz (which comes at a high price on NY eve).

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travanalyze
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 4 February 2012
New Year eve is usually very busy, we are going to do our best for the next year, so we can give you the service you deserve, and of course we apologize for any inconvenient you had, and thanks a lot for your patience and you comments, this is a good help to be better everyday.
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Ing. Eduardo Rodriguez Hernandez
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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

My husband and I travel often to Mexico and usually stop in Cancun before traveling to Merida, or the Maya Riviera. And-- we scuba dive too, so it's just a 15 minute taxi to the Isla Mujeras ferry. Since we've going to Mexico since the mid-70's, we have both been completely bowled over by the development and really prefer to get off the beaten track. I mean, what's a real vacation if you can't get away from a Marriott?

I found this fabulous place right here on Trip Advisor, and it was perfect! The short taxi ride from the airport (which we shared with a Mexican couple) was really inexpensive and we were quickly whisked far away from the huge hotels cluttering the beaches.

Hotel el Rey Caribe has got to be one of the best "deals" around Cancun. It's an easy 2 block walk to a grocery and the bus station and hey-- you will LOVE the luxury buses! They are air-conditioned, the seats go back and there are movies! It cost us $60 to go all the way to Merida-- MUCH easier and cheaper than renting a car and trying to drive over the sudden topes (bumps).

When you arrive, you walk up to what looks like an old mission and through a lovely wrought iron gate to check in. I did everything on-line 6 weeks in advance, and everything was set for us. the people were lovely-- helpful and informative. Our room was big with a fan and air-conditioning, and they are pretty ecological too-- which we love.

There is a main dining strip about 2 blocks away full of clubs, restaurants and action-- if you want it, or you can just while the time away by their small pool surrounded by lush gardens.

Breakfast is included and we will definitely return there. Supposedly it's been around since the mid-80's so we were really happy to have discovered it.

Room Tip: Hmm- I would probably ask for a room on the 2nd floor toward the back.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kdinesDenver
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
Wonderful! Thank you for your great comments about Cancun and our Hotel.

Rain Forest Alliance has giving El Rey del Caribe outstanding recognition for our efforts as the top Ecological hotel in the Caribbean. We are always finding the best ways to ensure sustainability in all facets of our operations!

We hope to see you here really soon! If you may, please recommend us! Gracias!

Eduardo Rodriguez
Manager
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Manchester
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

The best things about this hotel is it quiet and is a short walking distance from the main bus station. The rooms are clean and nice, the water was just about hot. Staff are friendly and helpful.Breakfast is lovely but you have to pay over the basics, this is cheap though. We would stay again as the atmosphere is good! .

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TillyK
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
Than you very much for you review and comments!. Our great guests make this hotel a wonderful option for those looking for the best hotel to relax and enjoy the wonderful attraction that real Cancun has to offer!

Visit us again soon! - Please do not forget to recommend us with your family and friends! GRACIAS!

Eduardo Rodriguez
Manager
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LaPorte, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Perfect for travelers looking to be welcomed, comfortable, relaxed, well situated, well taken-care-of, and feel like they are in beautiful Mexico and not a giant resort.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 539crosario
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reycaribe, Gerente at Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe, responded to this review, 12 February 2012
We are really happy to hear that you liked the hotel! Guests satisfaction is our priority!

We look forward to seeing you in Cancun soon.

As you know, we have a wonderful breakfast made daily from fresh ingredients for all our guests.

Please help us spread the word with your friends and family about the beautiful CANCUN and our Eco hotel. Thank you!

Eduardo Rodriguez
Manager
El Rey del Caribe.
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Property: Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe
Address: Cancun 77500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Cancun
#22 Family Hotel in Cancun
#27 Romantic Hotel in Cancun
#37 Spa Hotel in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Eco-Hotel El Rey Del Caribe 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eco-hotel El Rey del Caribe is an oasis of tranquility in the center of downtown Cancun.The eco-hotel's traditional colonial facade is cheerfully painted with a Mexican flair. Passing through the wrought iron gates , you enter the interior courtyard where you are surrounded by lush tropical gardens.The interior courtyard layout provides you with quiet in the midst of the city and security in the midst of convenience.All rooms open onto the courtyard which contains a swimming pool and jacuzzi.The owners are in residence to assure that you feel completely at home and give you a taste of traditional Mexican hospitality.We invite you to join us in our efforts to make an ecological concept a reality. We do our best to respect the environment by using solar hot water heaters, recycling by separation of trash, composing of garden and kitchen wastes, and capturing of rain water. We even have an unusual solar clothes drier .Some rooms are equipped with suitable technology in composing toilets. ... more   less 
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